Rowing and Indoor Rowing are excellent forms of exercise; good for your health and can be great fun as well. There is an ever growing body of scientific evidence demonstrating that regular physical exercise lowers the risk of many diseases and improves health. Benefits to a person’s health have been shown to come from as little as 30 minutes of aerobic exercise three times per week.
Benefit of Rowing
Rowing is one of the few non-weight bearing sports that exercises all the major muscle groups, including quads, biceps, triceps, lats, glutes and abdominal muscles. Rowing improves cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength
There are three main components to health-related fitness: In addition to nutritional diet the other two of these are ‘body composition’ and ‘cardio-respiratory‘ fitness. These are the major factors in preventing illness and disease. Regular rowing can increase your fitness in these areas:
Body Composition describes the percentage of fat, bone, muscle and more in your body (fat mass and fat free mass). It is possible to have your body fat measured and this gives a good indication as to whether you need to lose or gain weight (other factors must also be considered). Rowing can be a good way to burn off fat as it is predominantly an aerobic sport.
Cardio-respiratory exercise enhances your lung’s ability to provide oxygen to the blood and the heart and thus to the rest of your body. A lack of cardio-respiratory fitness is closely linked to heart disease. The good news is that cardio-respiratory fitness can be improved very quickly and without being too time consuming. Rowing is an excellent way to improve cardio-respiratory fitness and give you a major health boost.